Camp Independence 2018

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Date(s) - 05/18/2018 - 05/20/2018
3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Camp ToPeNeBee


Originating in 1968, Camp Independence is the oldest preparedness gathering in the country. Participants are encouraged to register well in advance.

Camp Independence Eagle
The 2018 Camp Independence will be at a new location! Live Free has secured the entire Boy Scout camp facilities at Camp ToPeNeBee in Michigan City, Indiana including the modern conference center, multiple cabins, camp sites, archery and BB gun ranges, and more.

A great variety of preparedness and sustainable living presentations and vendors are planned. There will be a wide selection of classes, field training, exhibits and activities related to self-reliance, survival and emergency preparedness. Everything you need & want to know to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, pandemics and other emergency issues that could affect our daily lives in the Midwest available in one place!

This family friendly event is meant for everyone, from those with little experience to the most experienced preppers, and everyone in-between.

Click the link to register and reserve your campsite, view the classes and events scheduled. These pages will be updated frequently as the schedule is not yet complete.

Register today! Spend the week-end camping and immerse yourself in preparedness training.

Camp Independence will begin this year with an evening training program on Friday, May 18th. Training will continue early on Saturday morning with a full schedule of emergency preparedness, self-reliance, first aid and outdoor survival education programs conducted through out the day and into the evening.  Sunday attend Worship In The Woods, a non-denominational service and/or enjoy a relaxing morning by your campfire.

Training and events take place inside the modern
training center and outdoors  –  rain or shine!

Advance Pricing through May 1st:
$20 per person or
$40 per Family (2 adults and their children under 18).
After May 1st, and at the door subject to availability: $25 per person / $50 per Family.

Price includes one tent campsite for BOTH Friday and Saturday night plus your training admission. You’ll have full access to all training and events between 6 Pm Friday evening through noon Sunday.

Upgrade to a bunk in one of three air-conditioned and heated cabins for an additional $10 per bunk!

Group Cabin Package Available! **Details Below

Camp Independence Registration

Select your package and attendance option from the drop down menu.  To add multiple items to your shopping cart look for the ‘continue shopping’ link in the upper right hand corner of the PayPal shopping cart page which will bring you back to this page.  You may then select additional options from the drop down menu to add to your shopping cart. This will allow for one easy check-out transaction.  If multiple wristbands or bunk upgrades are needed you will be able to increase the number directly from the shopping cart.

**Campsites and Bunk Upgrades are only available when a training wristband is purchased. You may pay securely through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to use this shopping cart!

** Full Cabin Package Available for Groups!
ONLY 3 Cabins Available

Attend as a Chapter or Family group!  The Group Cabin Package includes both Friday and Saturday night in the cabin, 10 training wristbands and the entire main bunk room! Additional training wristbands may be added by selecting that option ($20) once and adding the additional number of wristbands needed to the shopping cart.

Each cabin includes 16 to 18 bunks (8/9 upper – 8/9 lower). Amenities include a large table and chairs in the center of the room that seats 20+, a wood stove (wood included), wall unit air-conditioner, and outdoor fire-pit!

Private Bunk Room for 4: Within each cabin there is a private room that consists of 4 bunks (2 upper-2 lower).
Available for both nights with a $100 upgrade fee to any one training or family admission. There are only 3 of these private rooms and they will be in high demand.



    • The tent camping locations do not have any electricity. There is electricity available in the cabins if you choose to upgrade to a bunk.

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